Uplifting Teen Mothers in Kenya

Oct 10, 2011

Ndinda flies high!

Hi friends,

"My name is Ndinda, a 23-year old mum of 2 beautiful kids. I'm one of GEMINI's previous beneficiaries, having dropped from high school after getting pregnant a few months before my final exams. I was tested during a routine check-up and was immediately expelled!

"The news was devastating to my parents. They also kicked me out of home and I went to live with my aunt, an unemployed mother of three. She assisted me acquire part-time employment in a kindergarten as a cook. The pay was miserable, the work burdening, especially to a 6-month pregnant lady like me!

"I was "discovered" by GEMINI when they came to visit the institution for the annual Day of the African Child celebrations. They assisted me to register for my exams and last year, I sat as a private candidate and scored 302 points out of a possible 500 points.

"I have also been enrolled in their tailoring course. A well-swisher has promised to purchase sewing machines for me when I complete my course in December. The future is really bright for me...!

"On behalf of other project beneficiaries, i would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for all of you that have continued to support us through prayers, donations and encouragement.

"We really operate under hostile conditions but all your support gives us new strength to see another day. We will be dedicating the coming months to celebrating the positive strides that all teen mums have gone through. And as 7 more teen mums prepare to sit for their exams this October, your support is needed more than ever...

"Please drop your comments, feedback and donations. We really, really appreciate..."




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Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)


Project Leader

Stella Amojong

Program Coordinator

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